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Fall TV Preview

The Purge: Watch the First Full Trailer for USA Network's New Horror Series

The Purge Trailer TV Series VIdeo USA Network

“What is more American than The Purge?”

That’s the question asked by a Glen Beck-sounding radio host in the first official trailer for USA Network’s The Purge, a horror series based on the popular Blumhouse Productions film franchise.

The 90-second spot sets up the series’ premise: Once a year, in an altered America ruled by a totalitarian political party, all crime — including murder — is legal. The drama follows several characters living in a small city as they figure out how far they’re willing to go to survive the night.

The video introduces us to Miguel (Gabriel Chavarria, East Los High), a Marine searching for his sister Penelope (Jessica Garza, SIX) after receiving a mysterious message about her; Amanda Warren (The Leftovers), a woman whose boss (Billy Baldwin, MacGyver) makes his employees work on Purge Night; and Good Leader Tavis (Fiona Dourif, The Blacklist), a spiritual leader who may or may not be involved in a Purge-related ritual sacrifice.

The Purge will premiere on USA Network on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 10/9c. Both the premiere and the 10-episode season’s finale will be simulcast on sister network Syfy.

Press PLAY on the video below to watch the trailer, then hit the comments: Are you planning to Purge?